When Hannah Met Brian
Hannah agrees to come to meet with Brian and talk about what is going on in her life and what her options are. Upstairs, getting ready to leave them be, Cassie runs into Abigail. She admits her mother said she was sorry and talked to her that day. She spoke about once having a sister, Molly, who died by suicide at 15. Hannah thinks it may be because of her grandfather.
Abigail grows angry, shattering something on Cassie’s dresser. This leads Cassie to tell her to control her anger, to which Abigail questions. Cassie tells her a story about seeing a shaman as a child because her mother knew she saw supernatural beings. He told her about having two wolves inside, one that was kind and generous and the other vicious and angry. One always wins, she explained. Which one? The one you feed.
Cassie goes to leave but is thrust into another vision. This time she is in a mass grave in the Philippines. This is one vision that I have to say is morbid, but also terribly sad. How awful for the people involved.
The spoken word by Olly and Edwin that Mia Fuentes’s husband overheard turns out to be another name for the man who helped lead the massacre in the Philippines. He was Nimuel’s right-hand man. Denila has been suspected of hiding in plain sight in the US for years, but until now has never been seen. Hackett believes he came across him while canvassing for Mia.
He would never forget the person who killed everyone in his village, of course. Denila, now aware he’s been made, kidnaps and tortures Olly to find out if he’s told anyone. He then uses Olly’s bike to stage another killing, covering what he believes is all of his tracks. Except, there’s always a loose string, isn’t there?
They raid his house, but he’s already gone. He’s booked a one-way train ticket to Vancouver, but Hackett thinks it’s a decoy. He knows how to sail as we learned earlier in the episode. He’s going to escape by sea.
They stop Denila at the boat just in time. He says he had nothing to do with it, but his fate is already sealed. Even if he were to get away with the murders in Seattle, he will be sent to Interpol and charged with crimes against humanity.
Then, Cassie gets a panicked request for help from Abigail, who says her mom is in trouble. She rushes there and finds Hannah covered in blood, holding a knife. Her boyfriend is dead. When asked, she explains that he came home early and found her packing to leave him. He told her that he was going to kill her, and she said she didn’t care. Then, he threatened to kill the baby and went toward her room.
Hannah said she couldn’t go through that again and killed him.
At the precinct, Tom and Brian both pull some strings so that Hannah isn’t charged and keeps custody of her baby. She is going to go to the woman’s shelter that Brian suggested and try to get her life back on track. Finally, back at home, Cassie is asleep when she’s woken up by Abigail. She thinks Molly is the one who sent Cassie messages and is off to find her. She wants to feed the good wolf.
The episode ends.
I think this episode started out rough. When I saw Cassie’s first vision, I thought it was a bit over the top and weird, and I was wondering how they were going to tie it all together in the end. Sometimes, even at the end of the episode, I think the visions are a little out of place. Cassie’s last vision, being with the bodies on the beach… what did that really signify? Was it meant to show that Denila was going to escape by water?
This we already knew was possible because of his sailing expertise. It just seems like another reason to give Cassie hell. Granted, it was creepy and got my attention, but it was oddly placed.
I’m also glad that they finally rounded up the storyline from episode one and that this time, Cassie was able to help someone and herself in the process. It definitely feels like one of the better episodes, as we get backstory and more involvement from minor characters.
That said, we are five episodes in and we hardly see any more of the team from the precinct. I think that’s unfair considering they are credited in the roles as recurring. Having one or two lines per episode to delve crucial information to me isn’t recurring. It would be nice to see more involvement by all the recurring characters.
And finally… still no Roven? I get that perhaps they couldn’t find a way to use his character in these two episodes, but it seems a bit strange that he just up and disappeared for a few weeks. He was so determined for Cassie’s “help” so now where he is? People like that just don’t give up.
For the Future of the Show
Overall, it was one of the better episodes. But, at the midway point, I’m not sure if it’s enough. The social media presence of this show all around is lacking. Even during live tweeting hours, the hashtag is not all that busy. I understand this is a summer show and things work a little different, but I question why no one seems to want to try and change it.
Do they believe there isn’t hope? Or is it the content of the show? I think this is a show that is fairly easy to live tweet along with. Paul Blackthorne and Harriet Dyer make efforts, but both of them are the only ones I see interacting with fans. The show’s Twitter page is lacking, as well. They tweet out that the show is starting and that it is over.
In today’s world, that just isn’t enough. Ratings on network shows are not as easy to gather as they used to be and if you’re a show struggling, clearly like this one is, you need that social media presence if you want to stand a chance.
I really want to like this show and I wanted to see it do well. I think that the actors are likable enough, but I just don’t see it getting renewed unless some miracle happens. Do you agree? Let us know in the comments below.
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